Domestic abuse presents a public health concern due to the long-term health and wellbeing consequences for the victims or survivors and children who witness it. Domestic abuse also has societal costs, such as costs to economic productivity, impacts on the criminal justice system and the National Health Service. Domestic abuse is also recognised as an Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) and when witnessed may have an impact on childhood development, indicating a potential long-term effect of domestic abuse into later life. Our briefing paper explores the data for Norfolk and these influences on health and wellbeing.

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